Assistant Clinical Professor

Gordon H. WorleyGordon H. Worley is an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He has over 34 years of experience as an emergency department nurse practitioner, emergency nurse, flight nurse and health care educator. Gordon maintains a part-time faculty clinical practice in urgent care.

Worley earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from American River College in Sacramento followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson, California, and a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. He received postgraduate training in emergency medicine through the American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Medicine Academy. He is nationally certified as both a family nurse practitioner and an emergency nurse practitioner.

His professional interests include wilderness medicine, global health, rural health, humanitarian and disaster response, emergency medical services (EMS), air medical transport, and search and rescue. Gordon has lectured and conducted workshops at numerous health care conferences and in other venues across the nation, in Canada, and in Europe on a wide range of topics. Gordon is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, and is a co-Instructor of record for the UC Davis Wilderness Medicine student elective.

He served as the president of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) from 2020-2021 and continues to be active in the CANP. He also maintains active membership in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association.

Over the years, Worley has been involved in many community activities related to his professional interests. He a founding member of Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) California-11 in Sacramento, California, with whom he has participated in multiple disaster deployments. He served for many years as a member of the Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Ground Search Unit. He is a volunteer health care provider with the Flying Samaritans, a non-profit organization that operates multiple health and dental clinics in Baja California and Northern Mexico. He also volunteers with other regional and international humanitarian medical organizations.

Gordon has contributed chapters to emergency nursing, advanced practice nursing, air medical, and EMS textbooks and has published peer-reviewed research and articles in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, the Air Medical Journal and Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.

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